Emphasising on affordability and improving the quality of education so to be accessible to all strata of society Vice President Hamid Ansari said failure to properly educate and provide productive employment to Indians and especially youths will have serious economic implications for the country.
Addressing the convocation at Jamia Hamdard University recently he said, “India has a majority of working population and by 2022, 63 percent of population will be in working age group.” He also pointed out that the country’s economic condition can improve only if ‘Higher levels of education and skill development’ and creation of an atmosphere for rapid growth of economy and quality employment were fulfilled to meet the needs and aspirations of youth and the deprived sections of the society.
The Vice President stressed on educating, skilling and providing productive employment to millions of youths which is need of the hour in order to reap the benefits of the demographic dividend. He also showed his concern about the SCs, STs, Muslims, women and other backward region of the country which lag behind in education.
He highlighted the need to develop effective higher education system so that the youths can get employment passing out of their higher education institutes. “The education system will have to gear itself to support nation’s economic agenda by creating job-ready and employable workforce. This would be critical for achieving faster economic growth and providing decent employment opportunities to growing young population and needy sections of the society,” said the Vice President.